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The 2017 Nisqually Stream Stewards celebrated graduation on September 30 at the Nisqually Watershed Festival. Over eight weeks in August and September, our 20 Stream Stewards have taken part in classes, field trips, and hands-on trainings with organizations from around the Nisqually community. The Stream Stewards program combines environmental education […]

2017 Stream Stewards Graduation


Welcome to our Washington Service Corps member, Brandon Bywater! Brandon comes to us from the Chicago area, and has already led Nearshore field trips, trained volunteers, and taught water quality monitoring lessons with over 20 classes around the watershed. I am an Environmental Educator working with the Nisqually River Education […]

Meet Brandon!


  Join us on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge for the annual Nisqually Watershed Festival!  The Watershed Festival is an annual celebration featuring art, discovery, music and family fun. This year’s festival will include a number of displays from local organizations, walking tours, the […]

Nisqually Watershed Festival 2017



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We are excited to be welcoming some new staff this month. Today, meet Emily McCartan, our new Nisqually River Council Program Coordinator, and stay tuned for more introductions this week! Hello Nisqually! Over the last ten years, I’ve worked in education outreach and public policy with a wide variety of […]

Welcome, Emily!



Calling all volunteers! Do you enjoy meeting new people? Getting your hands dirty and making a difference? Just want to learn more about the Nisqually Watershed? Nisqually Stream Stewards is a program of the Nisqually River Council and Nisqually Indian Tribe. During the class, you’ll visit Mount Rainier National Park, […]

Nisqually Stream Stewards – Now enrolling!




The Nisqually River Council, in partnership with the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), is leading a community-based effort to establish the Nisqually River Water Trail. We need your help! Design and submit your original idea for a chance for your art to become the official […]

Nisqually River Water Trail holds logo contest


Wednesday, May 10th is Give BIG day!  What is Give BIG? It’s an online giving event that was started by the Seattle Foundation to help raise money and awareness for Seattle area non-profits. But the Nisqually River Foundation wants to make it easier for you to support efforts here in […]

Give BIG to support local restoration efforts!